News / Mehrdad Zangeneh’s Paper to be Presented at ETC 10

Discussion of low-weight, high-speed automotive fan design via 3D inverse design method.

LONDON and NEW YORK – March 29, 2013 – Advanced Design Technology (ADT), a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods and the TURBOdesign Suite, today announces that a paper entitled, "Low Weight, High Speed Automotive Fan Design by 3D Inverse Method" co-developed by Mehrdad Zangeneh, Ph.D. and professor of thermofluids at University College London and founding director and CEO of Advanced Design Technology (ADT), is among those being presented at this year’s prestigious 10th Annual European Turbomachinery Conference (ETC 10). Design engineers and original equipment manufacturers, especially those desiring to meet and exceed the efficiency standards set by the European Commission Ecodesign Directive can benefit by shortening development times and improving components efficiency and emissions using the three dimensional (3D) inverse design methodology being presented in the paper.

The aim of the paper is to show how to apply the 3D inverse design method, coupled with multi-objective/multi-point automatic optimization method, to design a low loaded high speed axial fan for a novel automotive cooling application. The paper is a collaboration between Advanced design Technology and Valeo Thermal Systems, a leading manufacturer of automotive components. It is co-authored by M. Henner, B. Demory, Y. Beddadi and P.A. Bonnet of Valeo Thermal Systems.

"Our paper shows the application of ADT’s TURBOdesign1 and TURBOdesign Optima to a novel automotive fan application that was very difficult to design with conventional methods," says Zangeneh.

The paper, "Low Weight, High Speed Automotive Fan Design by 3D Inverse Method" will be presented Tuesday, April 17, at 14:30.

According to conference organizers, the scope of the conference covers the scientific and engineering outcomes concerning the fluid dynamic, thermodynamic, performance and stability aspects in the design, development and operation of axial, mixed flow and radial turbomachines. ETC 10 will take place April 15-19 in Lappeenranta, Finland. For more information, go to: http://www.euroturbo.eu.

About Mehrdad Zangeneh
Mehrdad Zangeneh, Ph.D. and professor of thermofluids at University College London, is founding director and CEO of Advanced Design Technology (ADT) and president of TURBOdesign Technology (TDT). For 26 years, Zangeneh has developed advanced turbomachinery design codes based on the 3D Inverse Design approach and automatic optimization to turbomachinery design. His research has resulted in important breakthroughs in turbomachinery and marine propulsor design, and he has been granted eight international patents. In 2000, Zangeneh was awarded the Japan’s Turbomachinery Society’s Gold Medal, and in 2003 he was awarded the Donald Julius Grone Prize by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in the UK. For more information, go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk.

About the TURBOdesign Suite - System Requirements, Availability and Pricing
ADT’s TURBOdesign Suite is a unique aerodynamic and hydrodynamic 3D design software package that allows users to design, analyze and optimize all types of turbomachinery, such as axial, mixed-flow or centrifugal pumps, compressors, fans, turbines and torque converters. Using the software, designers evaluate turbomachinery package size and performance predictions; perform detailed 3D blade design with 3D inverse design capabilities; analyze flow information per component; stage performances with turbomachinery specific 3D computational fluid dynamics (CFD); and automate exploration of the design space with automatic optimization capabilities. Fast development of customized design is, therefore, made possible.

TURBOdesign Suite runs on Windows systems. It operates on mid-range workstations with 2.4 GHz or better processors, 2 GB RAM and 1GB disk space.

The TURBOdesign Suite is now shipping. It is sold in modules starting from $15,000 USD with software training and technical support included.

About Advanced Design Technology
Advanced Design Technology (ADT) is a global leader in the development of advanced turbomachinery design methods, which helps not only to shorten development time but also to improve the performance of turbomachinery components. ADT’s aim is to put designers in direct control of the aerodynamic design and to shorten, considerably, the design time and time to market for a range of turbomachinery products. ADT’s clients, who represent some of the leading global players in the aerospace, automotive, power generation and marine fields, have achieved significant returns on investment in terms of reduction in design times, higher performance and ease of know-how transfer among different design teams and projects. For more information, call +44 (0) 20 7299 1170 or go to: www.adtechnology.co.uk.

About TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. 
Founded in 2011, TURBOdesign Technology, Inc. (TDT) is the U.S. affiliate of Advanced Design Technology (ADT), selling the TURBOdesign Suite of 3D inverse design and analysis software while providing turbomachinery engineering support services. TURBOdesign Technology is headquartered in New York, N.Y. For more information, call (347) 759-6103 or go to: www.turbodesign-tech.com.

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Mehrdad Zangeneh
TURBOdesign Technology
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  Donna St. Jean Conti, APR
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